Group Manager Infrastructure Services

Applications closing on 01 February 2019, 12:00 PM

The Horowhenua District offers a stunning natural environment on the lower west coast of the North Island, where the mountains meet the sea. Kilometres of unspoilt beaches, forest walks and a hinterland that is rich in both Maori and European history. 

The district is poised for significant growth and we need an experienced leader with strategic and operational skills to lead our Infrastructure team. 

Horowhenua District Council is innovative and forward thinking. The Council’s vision is to work together with local communities, businesses and potential investors to take the region from “good to great”.  This second tier role is critical to the success of our internal journey; if you are innovative, great with people, honest, down-to-earth and able to work to get the right results then you could be an asset to our Council.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Proven experience delivering strong results within a legislative / regulatory environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate strategically through relevant experience within a senior strategic role; applying your commercial acumen and decisiveness to deliver against key outcomes
  • A reputation for building a highly productive and capable team with a strong team culture focused on delivering work of excellent quality
  • Credibility that supports engagement with multiple stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Build outstanding working relationships and strong partnerships that facilitate the delivery of practical solutions to achieve the required outcomes
  • A knowledge and understanding of Tikanga Maori

Previous experience in the local government or public sector with a degree in Engineering (or related field) is required and you will need to be able to demonstrate relevant senior management experience.

Effective relationships are critical in this role and include; internal staff including strategic participation as part of the leadership team, iwi, community, alliance partners, and a range of other agencies and industry partners.

You'll have experience and be comfortable presenting at public meetings and in council chambers. You'll also be at home working with agility and pace as the region enters the next phase of its exciting growth journey.

If you would like to help us go from ‘good to great’ apply now!

For a confidential discussion or more information, please contact Toni Magi, People and Capability Manager at on 06 366 0999 or

To be considered for this opportunity please email your cover letter, cv and council application form to Applications close 12 noon, 1 February 2019.

All enquiries and applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.